Aren’t these graphics awesome? Many thanks to FEED’s editors for including my piece, and for working with me on it. I’m very grateful and glad to be a part of this issue!
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett seems to have it wrong re: former Gov. Ed Rendell’s use of federal funding. Line of the article: “I don’t see how education is shovel-ready.” Yeah, a shovel is exactly what we need. I’m on record as not being the biggest fan of Fast Eddie (that is to say, I make fun of him on this blog every now and then), but Corbett is way off here. Never mind the fact that funding transportation over education seems like a good idea to precisely no one besides Corbett: Eddie says he spent the money the way he was supposed to. Rendell, always too enthusiastically himself to rise to national office, appears nuanced and genteel this context. It’s a day early for that, so I’m thoroughly confused.
In case you’re wondering, yes, Corbett really is selling Rendell’s bus, Commonwealth One (which doesn’t even run), as is. Awesome. Hey Tom, let’s not convince some energy company to trick it out with hybrid technology for free as a way of promoting Pennsylvania as a green-teach state committed to reducing emissions. Let’s not do that.